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Roma (15)


Mexican drama which follows a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

The critical consensus

Pairing thrilling technical prowess with profound artistic vision, Alfonso Cuarón has made a masterpiece, at once understated and otherworldly. We need more filmmakers like him.

*****John Nugent, Empire Online, 26/11/2018

Roma is more impressive as a feat of crowd control than as a piece of visual storytelling or as a character study; it's a film that’s easier to admire than to fall in love with.

**(*)(*)(*)Philip Concannon, The Skinny, 28/11/2018

Alfonso Cuarón’s intimate family drama, set in 1970s Mexico, is a triumphant blend of tragedy, comedy and absurdity.

*****Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 29/11/2018

Cuarón’s masterpiece. An artwork that towers above the pretenders.

*****David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 30/11/2018

The Mexican filmmaker makes even the most banal moments seem lyrical in this brilliantly observed drama.

*****Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 30/11/2018

Occasionally the almost showy virtuosity of the film-making can prove a distraction, making a very personal project seem more like a technical tour de force. But it’s a minor quibble, and one that I suspect may seem foolish on the second viewing that such a multilayered work demands.

****(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 02/12/2018

A generous and lovingly made film.

****(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 13/12/2018

Cuaron’s depiction of Mexico City in the 70s is a masterclass in film-making.

*****Kirsty McGrory, The Wee Review, 17/12/2018

This technically marvellous evocation of a place in the past feels completely removed from lived-in circumstance.

**(*)(*)(*)Marc Nelson, Review Sphere, 19/12/2018

Features about Roma (15)

Roma: why Alfonso Cuaron's Oscar frontrunner is a triumph

Guy Lodge, The Guardian, 27/11/2018

Roma star Yalitza Aparicio: 'I don't think I am an actor'.

Simon Hattenstone, The Guardian, 30/11/2018

Alfonso Cuarón: Observe the Moments

Adam Woodward, Little White Lies, 02/12/2018

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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